Just like road vehicles, railway vehicles need to protect their occupants in the event of a crash, but the speeds, masses and amounts of energy involved are far greater. This online course delivered by the University of Birmingham will introduce the science of crashworthiness, and then support you to design and construct a scale-model crashworthy rail vehicle that you’ll then test on a ramp that you’ll also build. You will use your smartphone to record high-speed video of the crash, and analyse this to work out how your design performs and how well-protected passengers would have been.
The Smallpeice Trust is an independent charity established in 1966 and which promotes engineering careers to young people. We have been given funding to provide 4 FREE places for the following online course which would usually costs £200. The free places offer an opportunity to find out more about engineering in the rail industry. The free places are available on a first come, first served basis upon receipt of fully completed application forms and sponsored code. The applicants need to supply a sponsored code (UOBRAIL2021) to access a free space. Kits will be sent in the post before the course start date.
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